My Carpet Nightmare…

This post is sponsored by Mohawk.  This is my story, and a great way to turn a nightmare into a happy ending!

Do you have a carpet nightmare story?  I sure do…

I have kids.  Two of them to be exact.  Somehow on the weekends and during school breaks, they multiply.  Our home seems to be the main hub for all children ages nine through fifteen.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that they want to be here, but they have left my carpet looking way less than stellar.  In fact, our carpet is horrific.  We jumped on the berber carpet train years ago, because we were told that it didn’t stain as easily, was easy to clean, and extremely durable.  We could not have been more wrong.  There was nothing stain resistant about the carpet that we bought…nothing.

We lived in carpet jail.  We had pieces of furniture and rugs strategically placed over the really bad stains, and we had just learned to live with the others.

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  1. says

    Carpet Carpet– Mohawk is where it is at for sure! I so agree..they have top of the line quality! Thanks for sharing Jess- We are not on the market for carpet currently..but I will remember this when time comes! {barbie silly girl- smart though!}

  2. says

    carpet nightmares?? I spilled an entire gallon of white paint on my tan carpet in my hallway. An entire gallon…not even joking. I had forgotten it until I ripped up the carpet in my hall and saw a small white spot on the padding. Then I remembered. Can’t believe we got that cleaned up!! 2 hours of hard work but not a spot existed after!

  3. says

    I had a carpet nightmare just last Tuesday. My youngest got sick in the middle of the night… from the top bunk. After a dinner of enchiladas. You see where I’m going with this, right…? Gah. Hubs shampooed the carpets with our Bissell, but at some point, we’re going to need to replace it for sure.

  4. says

    ummmm…I fee your carpet nightmare. We only have it in our bedrooms now. I hear Mohawk is A1A. I will have to check it out. Great post Jessica.

  5. says

    My daughter once spilled a pitcher of red koolaid on the beige carpet in the hall. Luckily the Chem Dry folks had a “red stain remover”…..couldn’t even tell it had happened!!

  6. says

    In general, I just am not a carpet person. It gets so grody with kids! Maybe this innovative Smart Strand would change my mind. I’ll have to check it out!

    Carpet nightmares? Puppy Training… blech.

  7. says

    Oh my, I’m so with you on the carpet destruction-with the three boys and a 100+ pound golden retreiver (yes, he’s fat!) my carpets are doomed. I’m definitely going to check out that Smart Strand carpet! Thanks for sharing!

  8. says

    Ok, I just clicked to their website and Mohawk actually has product in my town (up in Canada!) – I never knew! We are in reno mode here and I’m looking for carpet for our sons room, it looks like maybe they have something kid proof – yay!!!

  9. says

    Our carpet is in bad shape too! With two wild boys and a dog, our floor just doesn’t have a chance. I’ll have to check out Mohawk for sure.

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

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